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Houston Texans News: April 15, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, April 15, 2016.

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Houston Texans 2016 schedule announced
The Houston Texans 2016 regular season schedule features five primetime games in Weeks 3, 6, 7, 11 and 16.

2016 Houston Texans game-by-game predictions - NFL Nation- ESPN
Behind new quarterback Brock Osweiler, the Texans will sprint out to a fast start before faltering near the end of season to finish with a 9-7 record.

Cardinals, Dolphins, Texans, Bills will watch Deflategate proceedings closely | ProFootballTalk
You can be forgiven at this point if you think you've heard enough about Deflategate to last a lifetime. But you're not done hearing about it. The NFL is still fighting for the right to suspend Tom Brady.

Slew of prime-time games highlight Texans' 2016 schedule - Houston Chronicle
Maybe it was coach Bill O'Brien's Q rating on "Hard Knocks" or J.J. Watt's super-high profile or the free-agent signings of quarterback Brock Osweiler and running back Lamar Miller, but the Texans impressed the NFL schedule makers so much they will appear in five prime-time games next season.

ESPN host calls Texans' J.J. Watt a phony and a fraud - Houston Chronicle
Although Texans star J.J. Watt is beloved in Houston, that isn't necessarily the case around the country.

Around the League

The Rams forgot the lesson of the RG3 trade -
The Rams were the poster child for why a bunch of picks can be better than one high pick. Now they're giving up a bunch of picks for one high pick, even though the NFL draft's QB class hasn't drawn rave reviews.

NFL schedule 2016: Dates and times for the regular season -
The NFL schedule is here. Football is coming.

What the Rams-Titans trade means for the 2016 NFL Draft -
The blockbuster deal means the Rams are going after a quarterback, with Wentz the likely choice.

Percy Harvin has reportedly decided to retire -
The 27-year-old is hanging it up after a roller coaster career.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Royals 6, Astros 2: Big inning sinks Houston - The Crawfish Boxes
Doubt starting to creep in as the Astros drop 3-of-4 with the Royals.

Rockets vs Warriors playoff preview: Breaking down Houston's David vs Goliath matchup - The Dream Shake
Are the Rockets really staring down a sweep?

Report: Texas in contact with Duquesne graduate transfer F LG Gill - Burnt Orange Nation
The 'Horns are one of a number of early suitors for the high-flying forward.

Players: Spring Game Moved to Tomorrow at 3:30 - Viva The Matadors
Some changes have been made to the spring game scheduled for Saturday.

TCU Football Recruiting: Interview with Kamren Curl, Update on Kary Vincent Jr, More - Frogs O' War
A big-time nationally coveted recruit from the Lonestar state will be visiting TCU this weekend.

More Allegations against Baylor Involving Former Players Tre'Von Armstead and Shamycheal Chatman - Our Daily Bears
ESPN's "Outside the Lines" is reporting that Baylor did not investigate allegations from 2013 against the two players for almost two years.

The Daily Bull appreciates Von Miller's wardrobe - Good Bull Hunting
Gold watch, diamond ring, I ain't missin' not a single thing. -- ZZ Top.

Looking Out For One Another - Tony Brackens - Barking Carnival
I often wonder if our virtual connectedness is the ultimate disconnection - smartphone screens and earbuds narrowing our worlds to pinprick sized tunnels that allow us to navigate the world while...

Sun Belt Representative Larry Teis's Vote Against Satellite Camps Baffles Many - Underdog Dynasty
It turns out one athletic director can ignore the entire conference he's supposed to represent when voting on important NCAA decisions.

Houston Dash reveal alternate kit - Dynamo Theory
The Dash reveal new kit ahead of home opener.